Opinion

How Foreign Aid Fuels African Media’s Payola Problem, By Prue Clarke

NEW YORK – At a recent press conference, a small group of Liberian journalists made a courageous admission: they confessed they were all “on the take.” To supplement salaries as low as $40 a month, the journalists said they often rely on payments from the very people they write about.…
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Columns

How Well Did We Do, Last Year?, By Uddin Ifeanyi

Unfortunately, over the years, the federal government’s guidance on the economy’s outlook has diverged from eventual outcomes in ways that have turned the former into an exercise in creative writing. The eventual outcome, as in the numbers for last year’s budget, is not so much stranger than fiction. But undiluted…
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Columns

Drum Beating, Dancers Ready: Why Did Yakubu Stop the Beat?, By Festus Adedayo

It is no news that Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has postponed the presidential and National Assembly elections that were to hold yesterday. It is also no news that angers, frustration and condemnation of this decision have jammed the Nigerian electoral space. A number of contesting theories have sprung…
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Opinion

Postponement of Elections as a Culture, by Eric Teniola

Annulment of elections, violence before, during and after elections, banning of candidates and postponement of elections are gradually becoming part of the Nigeria culture. There is just one word to describe the situation, sad. Last Saturday’s postponement was not the first that would be experienced by both General Muhammadu Buhari,…
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Columns

Of Luigi Di Maio and Macron’s ‘Civilisational Problems’, By Bunmi Fatoye-Matory

The real civilisational problem is the ungodly culture of exploitation that Macron and his elite peers inherited from their ancestors, which continues to impoverish and dehumanise Africans. It’s a vice-like grip on the throats of Africans, just like Dracula, sucking the life blood of the people to nourish the much-advertised…
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Columns

Italy Tells France the Truth; Is Africa Listening?, By Owei Lakemfa

Any African who claims that the colonial master will first safeguard the interests of its former colony before its own, needs urgent psychiatric evaluation. For the victims of colonialism, the task is to unite and present a common front to defeat neo-colonialism. In unity and solidarity lies our strength. In…
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Columns

Nigeria 2019: Views of Foreign Investors Ahead of Polls, By Rafiq Raji

Charles Robertson, global chief economist and head of macro strategy at Renaissance Capital, an investment bank focused on emerging markets, and what investors have been telling him. “They are relaxed about the election,” says Robertson. His feedback is corroborated by Malte Liewerscheidt, vice president at Teneo, a global risk consultancy.…
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